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Auto Title Lending

Webinar: Auto Title Lending in Illinois

November 19, 2015

Jody Blaylock from IABG and Spencer Cowan from Woodstock Institute hosted a webinar on the findings of our new report, No Right Turn: Illinois’ Auto Title Loan Industry...

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Predatory Lending

New Report Shows Increasing Number of Illinoisans are Trapped by Predatory Auto Title Loans

October 28, 2015

Chicago, IL — A new report by the Illinois Asset Building Group (IABG) and Woodstock Institute finds that increasing numbers of Illinois consumers are ending up in a...

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Auto Title Lending

No Right Turn

October 27, 2015

More and more Illinois consumers are turning to auto title loans in an attempt to make ends meet, and getting trapped in a long-term cycle of debt. These loans often have...

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Auto Title Lending

Jason and Amber’s Story: Choosing Between Loan Payments & Health

Last summer, Amber and Jason bought a new home for their family in Rantoul, Illinois. During their first weekend in their new home, the water main broke. Though they had...

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Auto Title Lending

Mark’s Story: Owing $15,000 for $2,500 in Loans

Mark has lived and worked in Chicago his entire life. For more than 42 years, he supported his family by working for the U.S. Postal Service. Since retiring, he spends time...

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Auto Title Lending

Paul’s Story: “I Was in a Bind.”

Paul lives with his two teenage daughters in the small town of Fairmount, Illinois. He has worked hard in the manufacturing industry for most of his life and is currently...

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Auto Title Lending

No Right Turn: Illinois’ Auto Title Loan Industry and its Impact on Consumers

October 22, 2015

Illinois consumers are increasingly turning to high-cost automobile title loans (title loans) in an attempt to make ends meet, but becoming trapped in debt. Title loans are...

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Children's Savings Accounts

3 Things I Learned About CSAs Last Week

October 13, 2015

Last week, the IABG team was in St. Louis participating in a conference about the 529 program and Children’s Savings Accounts. The conference was hosted by the Center...

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Children's Savings Accounts

First Stop on the CSA Campaign: East St. Louis

September 30, 2015

Earlier this month, we took the campaign for universal Children’s Savings Accounts in Illinois on the road, and our first stop was East St. Louis. It was the first of...

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